Anthropology of stamp collection


Anthropology of stamp collection

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stamps and political ideology 6 Replies

Started by NIKOS GOUSGOUNIS. Last reply by Sharon Hepburn May 3, 2010.


Started by NIKOS GOUSGOUNIS Jun 18, 2009.

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Comment by Larry Stout on December 10, 2012 at 7:13pm

Greetings!  I'm a retired geologist/editor, avocationally interested in various aspects of anthropology.  I've joined this group because as a kid I was an avid stamp-collector.  Among other anthropological effects of that pastime on me was choosing Guatemala as a honeymoon destination (during its long "civil war", from which we were entirely insulated, save for a visit to a shrine for the unaccounted-for).

Comment by NIKOS GOUSGOUNIS on June 18, 2009 at 5:34pm
I think that post stamps represent a very interesting cultural aspect of a given society and since now nobody studied seriously their impact to senders and receivers of letters but also of collectors.
For this reason I established a group of ANTHROPOLOGY OF PHILATELIA and if you are interested or you know stamps fans you can invite them to contribute to the discussion that I think to start. This has to do with the image of the colonialised peoples during the colonization era when stamps were printed by the COLONIAL AUTHORITIES and their image after their liberation as they were expressed by their own INDEPENDENT STATES' GOVERNMENTS.
Comment by NIKOS GOUSGOUNIS on June 17, 2009 at 6:53pm
My initial idea has been as a stamps collector to discuss the motivation of stamps themes' selections in every country and every year as a manifestation of a cultural event and also the impact of this selection to collectors and broader public from a cultural and also estheticalpoint of view.

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